No Excuse Summer Vacation

Whether or not you have kids, summer is a generally accepted time to take vacations. Many people use vacations as a motivator when it comes to amping up their fitness and nutrition routines in an effort to make room to indulge when they arrive at their destinations. While there, they definitely indulge, but also they …

Actualize Fitness Updates

Beginning June 17th, 2019 the following changes to Actualize Fitness will occur: HIIT group classes will change in name to Metabolic. We like this name because it better characterizes the class. The class is not only HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) focussed, but utilizes an array of exercises, energy system conditioning and rest protocols (to …

The Dangers of Crash Dieting

I am sure you have heard the phrase “crash dieting” or “master cleanse.” This is when people will severely cut calories in order to rapidly lose weight, usually around a specific event such as a vacation or a wedding. The problem with this type of dieting is two-fold. The results are anything but permanent. It’s …

Actualize Sports Athlete of the Month – Madelon Tucker

It is my pleasure to recognize Madelon Tucker as the Actualize Sports Athlete of the Month for the second time during her time at Actualize! Madelon Tucker has been an athlete at Actualize Sports & Fitness since April 2017, when she was just 12 years old. She has made immense progress over these two years …

Are You Under Recovering?

You are likely familiar with the term over training, but what about under recovering? As fitness coaches, we’re typically more concerned about getting our clients to work harder, as opposed to worrying about them working too hard. However, it’s not uncommon over train. Over training can result in a plethora of issues that along with …

Actualize Fitness Profiles In Success – Sherry Hamilton

It is my absolute honor to introduce Actualize Fitness member, Sherry Hamilton. During Sherry’s time at Actualize she has burst through every obstacle in front of her with a joyous determination. We couldn’t be more proud! Since her first week she made a commitment to come 5x per week. And she has stuck to it! …

Probiotics: Beneficial or Health Fad?

When talking about health supplements you often hear about multi-vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, creatine, whey protein and fish oil to name a few. But what about probiotics? By Coach Blaine Davidson You may have heard about them on the Activia commercials but are unsure about what they actually do. Probiotics are live bacteria that can be …

Fat Loss Vs Weight Loss

Many people start on a fitness journey with the sole purpose of losing weight and seeing the number on the scale get smaller. I always love to hear when people are making an honest go of it to improve their overall health, but setting out to solely lose weight is a misguided journey. Let’s talk …

Actualize Sports is honored to recognize William Walker as the Actualize Sports Athlete of the Quarter! Will began working with Actualize in 2015 as a part of the Wenatchee High School Lacrosse Team’s off-season strength & conditioning program, and this Spring is putting the fruits of his labor on display for the Wenatchee High School …

Down But Never Out

We all have different end goals…from body composition transformation to strength to performance to injury recovery as we take steps along our health and fitness journey. Regardless of your journey’s path, I encourage you to understand one thing above all: the difference between a SETBACK and a FAILURE. DO NOT allow setbacks to completely derail …